Steve Staunton is the new Ireland manager!

Mother of god, what are the FAI thinking? We’re not involved in the 2006 World Cup, and now I think we may as well forget about the possibility of being involved in Euro 2008 too. I hope I’m proved wrong though.

I’d have much preferred Roy Keane getting the job, even though I don’t think he’s up to the task either. I hope that Sir Bobby Robson ends up being very influential in his role as that’s about the only saving grace about this whole appointment fiasco.

The Next Ireland Manager?

Now that the FAI have axed Brian Kerr as manager, who is going to take over?

Sir Alex Ferguson, Sir Bobby Robson, Martin O’Neill, David O’Leary, Kenny Dalglish and Roy Keane have all been linked with the position. Personally, if it was down to a choice between those named, my preference would be:

1. Martin O’Neill
2. Sir Alex Ferguson
3. Sir Bobby Robson
4. Kenny Dalglish
5. David O’Leary
6. Roy Keane

Ireland Fail to Qualify

Ireland fail to qualify for the 2006 World Cup Finals.

“Shambles” was the word used by one of the commentators, and I agree 100%. Based on the display of the previous few games, we didn’t deserve to reach the finals. Simply as that.

We were unfortunate that our two most influencial players were injured. But after listening to interviews with other players on the team, they knew what was needed yet they failed to deliver.

Now, of course, there will be speculation as to whether or not Brian Kerr will should continue as manager, but in my opinion it’s time he stepped down.


Last night, when watching the 100 Greatest Albums on Channel4, I kept trying to guess what the #1 album would be. As the title of this post suggests, I was a bit shocked when it was announced.

Consider the number of fantastic artists and bands there have been, and then considering the number of albums released by each.

But, the album that came in at #1 was voted for by the viewers of Channel4, so it doesn’t really represent the #1 album of all time. That kind of poll would be too hard to organise… I think!

At first I had guessed Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band or maybe Nevermind.

Anyway, the album that was voted in at #1 was O.K Computer by Radiohead. Surprised? I mean, yeah… it’s a fantasitc album, but I really don’t compare it to their previous album – The Bends. That’s my favourite album of all time so far and it’s going to take a lot to beat it imo.

Apparently Radiohead are bigger in the UK & Ireland than I thought :)